Since we’re taking a raincheck on skiing this winter due to the pandemic, I’ve had to find other ways to wear my favorite weatherproof snow boots. The days of living in oversized and uncomfortable wellies are a thing of the past, and these days, my waterproof Joan of Arctic Next Boots from Sorel serve both form and function in my wardrobe. And, wait for it…they’re on sale for $100 off!
This is a great time of year to stock up on winter essentials because most retailers are starting to clear out their seasonal items to make way for spring. But, if you live on the East Coast, you know there’s plenty of winter left in Mother Nature from now until April to get plenty of use out of your discounted winter wardrobe snags.
I am loving this all black, Sandy-from-Grease-inspired ensemble paired with my snow boots and a denim jacket. I dug out my old backpack, which was a staple in my wardrobe when we lived in the city. Backpacks are so underrated and I found shlepping around my things in one was far easier on my back than a one-shouldered tote bag.
SHOP MY LOOK:
Sorel Joan of Arctic Next Boot in Dove
Topshop Jamie High Waist Ripped Skinny Jeans
BLANKNYC Distressed Denim Jacket
Topshop Disco Sparkle Bodysuit
Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Backpack (mine is from a few seasons ago and there are plenty of sellers on Poshmark re-selling this exact version, but if you want a new version, I’ve linked her latest design of this in Nylon)
Black Leather Belt
We had a great weekend celebrating our engagement with our friends from the city. Kudos to them for braving the New England winter with us and dining outdoors despite the near-zero degree weather and the occasional rain. Dave and I are taking the day off today to get some work done around the house and bringing Sawyer to see her “cousin” (ie. our neighbors who have a dog from the same breeder) later on for a socially-distanced bonfire. It’s been refreshing to feel like there are ways to safely socialize even in the midst of the pandemic.
On another note: it’s impossible not to take a moment and recognize the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day after what unfolded in the last year. I could probably dedicate an entire blog post to MLK quotes, but today, this one feels appropriate, both on a humanity level and on a personal level:
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this concept of forgiveness, and how I still have a long way to go in terms of being better at practicing it. I was reminded this weekend that even the most honorable men make mistakes, that sometimes we hurt other people without any intention of doing so, and that ultimately, forgiveness is a reminder that everything can be fixed. We are all worthy of love and forgiveness, and particularly now during these turbulent times, a little more love and forgiveness is perhaps just what the doctor ordered.